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Seven Lessons Happened on the Way to the Hall of Fame

 
I was so thrilled to be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame on May 11 alongside my colleagues and friends Jon Iwata of IBM,  Gary Briggs of Facebook, and Professor Jerry Wynd from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Each of us gave a short TED-style talk on what we had learned in our career,  and how we see the future of marketing evolving.

 

I shared seven lessons that I happened to learn on my way to the Hall of Fame.

 

1. Spend your life with a person/people you love and trust.  I met Warren Buffet a few years ago,  and he said the most important decision in your life is who you spend it with.  Nothing is even close.  I could not agree more.

2. Run your life and business with purpose. I believe in this so much I wrote a book on it.  I have found it is the best way to grow a lasting business and organization.  I have also learned it is very helpful to develop a behavioral framework with your team on what it means to lead with purpose;  that makes it sustainable.

3. Get out more. I wish I had done this even more in my career.  Leaders need to be focusing more on the future,  what is around the corner.  One of the best things I did at P&G was to get out and visit Google when they were a startup—it resulted in an employee exchange that the Wall Street Journal found so significant they put it on their front page.

4. Move fast, be decisive.  Have you ever said that you made a decision too quickly?  Or too slowly?  I bet more the latter.  I have just completed a 2.5 year project researching how startups can help legacy companies renew themselves—making faster decisions is at the top of the list.

5. Live with health, joy and resilience.  These three things are the key to a happy life.  And they are all in our control.  One thing I like to do is yoga on the beach—what is your favorite healthy,  joyful activity?

6. Have great bosses. I have been fortunate to have many.  One of my best was Herbert Schmitz at P&G.  He gave me big goals and then encouraged me to move fast and not be afraid to fail.

7. Be a great boss. This is also within our control,  and there is nothing higher leverage than this.

My favorite memento from my long career at P&G was a book my team made for me when I was Global Marketing Officer.  They did it for my 50th birthday,  and it was a collection of meaningful—and humorous—memories, pictures,  and principles.  If your team made you a book,  what would be in it?  What would you like in it?

Thank you to the AMA New York for this incredible honor. Congratulations to Jon, Gary, and Jerry.

A special thank you to my P&G colleagues who surprised me at the event. And thank you to Tim Armstrong and Aol for sponsoring the dinner and being there to support me.

 

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A Day With The Chicago Bulls

I had an awesome morning in Chicago with the Bulls organization in their Advocate Training Center. We talked brand purpose, marveled at the championship trophies, and got in a few dunks. All around great day. Thanks for having me, Chicago Bulls!

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Super Bowl Roundup

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Twitter and Facebook last night to discuss the great (and not-so-great) ads during the big game. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

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Deloitte Next Generation CMO Academy

It has been an inspiring few days at the Deloitte Next Generation CMO Academy. The CMO Academy was hosted on the beautiful campus of Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas.

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It was a perfect setting for learning (check out the picture of the campus) with an incredible agenda. The academy was quite an experience – designed to help these bright next generation CMOs become better leaders. The Deloitte team is filled with smart, fun people who are very generous with their time and expertise. But, I must say, the 5:30 a.m. kick-boxing class was a bit challenging!

The title of my talk was Got Courage?  The Essential Ingredient for an Evolved CMO.  I spoke to the CMOs about why courage is so important now, and had them take a leadership self-assessment. Here are three elements we focused on during the session:

  • Do you actively learn from outside influencers, other companies, startups to challenge your culture, how you work?
  • Do you recruit leaders who challenge convention, have a track record of courageous behavior?
  • Are you genuinely interested/passionate about the end user/consumer?  Do you think of her when you make decisions?

At the end of the session, six teams had to summarize their learning in a song – with help from a professional musician. I was asked to help judge – it was great and hilarious! We picked the “Grey is the new Black” as the winners – they did a hip-hop song about how we live in a world of ambiguity and we need courage!

I also had the opportunity to sit in on a few sessions. I loved the thought leadership session on How Brands Can Catalyze Movements.

Thank you Deloitte for another wonderful experience!

Check out some tweets from the event below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super Bowl LI

We’re gearing up for Super Bowl LI on February 5. We’re curating the latest news on all of the Super Bowl advertisers in our Super Bowl Flipboard Magazine. Check it out here:

 
View my Flipboard Magazine.

 

And join us on Twitter for the big game as we break down the best and worst ads of 2017.

 

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How Purpose Drives Growth

I spoke to the Ogilvy team in Cannes about purpose, my new book, and the Glass Lion Award.

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Running a Business on Purpose

We teamed up with Epipheo, a fellow Cincinnati company, to explain in a creative way the often perplexing relationship between business and purpose and how it affects companies experiencing remarkable growth.

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Simon Business School University of Rochester

I sat down with Simon Business School Dean Andrew Ainslie to talk about my career choices, leading the transformed marketing strategy for Pampers, and other key brand insights.

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Play Your Part at Super Bowl 50

Prince Ea talks Play Your Part and SB50 with Jim Stengel.

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Advertising Week 2015

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Click here to see some of my favorite moments from this year’s Advertising Week.

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